NOLA Navy Week Louisiana Seafood Cookoff NEW ORLEANS - Pictured here are military chefs particpating in The Great Louisiana Seafood Cookoff for NOLA Navy Week at Woldenberg Park in downtown, April 20, 2012. Eleven well-known Louisiana chefs paired with culinary specialists from each of the visiting ships in port for the competition. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough. NEW ORLEANS - Food Services Specialist 2nd Class John Ross, executive chef for Rear Adm. Roy A. Nash, commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, pares a lemon for a seafood entree for The Great Louisiana Seafood Cookoff during NOLA Navy Week in Woldenberg Park, April 20, 2012. Ross and other military chefs paired with 11 well-known Louisiana chefs the competition. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.
EXTRA : Wave of new vessels will boost Alaska, Washington shipyards MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Jan 24, 2013 - 10:53 AM AKST Alaska’s fishing fleets are aging, but new vessels are making their way onto the water. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, 1,646 fishing vessels participated in federal fisheries offshore from Alaska in 2010. The majority — more than 900 — were built in the 1970s and 1980s. The first new vessels operating in Alaska waters will be longliners fishing in the Bering Sea with Alaskan Leader Fisheries’ Northern Leader and Alaska Longline Co.’s Arctic Prowler scheduled to start fishing this spring. Alaskan Leader Fisheries is jointly owned by the Alaska Leader Group of Lynden, Wash., and Dillingham-based Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. BBEDC is one of six Western Alaska Community Development Quota, or CDQ, groups that receive a 10 percent annual share of the Bering Sea harvests. Petersburg-based Alaska Longline Co. al